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Comment: I have a rumor for you. It's a historical one. When Cornelius
Vanderbilt (the famous railroad tycoon) was asked for funding by a private
inventor for an air brake on trains, Vanderbilt replied in a letter, "I've
no time to waste on fools." After the rejection, the inventor eventually
gained funding from another source. His invention made millions and soon,
Vanderbilt sent a letter asking to see the new invention. The inventor replied, "I've no time to waste on fools."

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You'll enjoy this article. No time to cross ref it's veracity but it seems like an accurate portrait of Westinghouse, who is doubtless the intended source of this supposed latent comeback.

As for the quotation - well, it certainly seems attributed given what i've looked at - but don't quote me on that [Wink]

Again, a nice wee read if you've got a few minutes.

http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=5195

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